Nairobi Specialists Safaris, Car Hire, Drivers

Nairobi Specialists Safaris, Car Hire, Drivers

Nairobi Specialists Safaris, Car Hire, Drivers
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City ToursCultural ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Nairobi Safari Specialist is a one stop safari company based in Nairiobi. We offer Safaris to all national parks & Reserves in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda & Uganda. Our services include - Photo Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, beach Holidays, bird watching, mountain climbing, Gorrilla Trekking & day trips. We can always tailor make packages to suite your interests / budget. If you're in Nairobi for a limited amount of time, why not pop out for a city tour or excursion? There are so many things to see in Nairobi that a city tour can be a really interesting way to discover the city, especially with a reliable and experienced guide.Martin's city tour stops can include the Nairobi National Park, Shedrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre, various shopping centres and more.
Nairobi, Kenya
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Scott M
Toronto242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Martin was an amazing guide.

We found him based on the previous reviews and contacted him about organising a day safari during an 18 hour layover in Nairobi. He was easy to speak with, quick to respond and confirmed the amount of time we should allocate to each of the activities we wanted to do (Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, and Carnivore restaurant).

Prior to arrival Martin helped us via WhatsApp to navigate eCitizen to make sure we had the correct tickets for the National Park and also helped us to organise our bookings for the elephant orphanage and the restaurant.

On arrival, Martin met us at the airport around 6am and took us straight to the National Park. He was very experienced and knowledgeable about what we might see, how much time we needed to devote to each area, and where we might see everything, so we left everything to him. We were rewarded with some excellent views of many animals. Zebras, many Giraffes, Rhinos, Ostrich, Gazelles, and the highlight, several female lionesses, walking around, one eating prey they had caught and one walking with cubs really close to our car. It was an amazing experience.

While in the national park, Martin kept an eye on the clock and our location within the park to make sure we got to the Elephant Orphanage on time and then gave us some tips to ensure we could be in the front row to get a great view of the feeding and a chance to touch them. (amazing experience). After this we went to Carnivore restaurant for lunch buffet (another great choice) and then finished up our day at the Giraffe Centre where we got to feed them too (busy but still a good experience).

Martin got us back to the airport around 6pm after a wonderful day in Nairobi and a couple of small detours of our choosing to pick up souvenirs. His car was definitely suited for the national park (unlike some others we saw in regular SUVs) and he had binoculars for all of us to spot things from a distance that we could then get closer to, as well as bottled water for us to drink. His knowledge and commentary as we traversed the park was excellent and he clearly knows his subject. He was considerate of our needs and always mindful of safety and security of both us and our belongings. As a person we found him to be really nice and easy to talk to and as the day wore on, we found the conversation just flowed naturally across many subjects which was great.

In terms of cost and value for money, the rate we agreed with Martin was actually a little less than we expected based on what other companies advertised, and the value for money that we got for this agreed fee was excellent. His knowledge as well as his clear desire to give you the best experience possible made this something we will remember forever. We came away knowing that his priority was the experience, not the money.

If you are unsure about booking Martin's services for your trip, then dont be, just book it. We have no regrets and no negatives to report from our day with Martin. I can say wholeheartedly that if we return to Kenya and think about doing a longer safari now that we have had this one day 'sampler' and enjoyed it so much, then we will have no hesitation in looking for Martin first and seeing if he is available.
Written April 10, 2024
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BrandiMurray
Gambrills, MD12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Martin was an excellent guide! He was very responsive and helpful during our trip planning process, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with him in Kenya. He was very punctual and friendly. He was indespensible when it came to navigating Kenya's new eCitizen site, where tours to many museums and parks now have to be booked and paid for (this is not a user friendly site--I work in technology and still struggled with it). As two women traveling alone, we always felt safe. He's a conscientious driver, and even in the craziest of Nairobi traffic, we were never nervous. We used his services every day for entire weeklong stay. I can't recommend him enough! If we ever come back again, we will definitely use his services.
Written March 14, 2024
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Shiva
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had an 8 hour layover in Nairobi, so we decided to use the time to explore the city. This company responds quickly and allowed us to use their contact info for our Kenyan transit visa application, which was very helpful. Martin arrived at the airport on time. He was very friendly and knowledgable about Nairobi and always listened to what we needed and helped us plan out our day. We went to the Giraffe Centre, National Museum of Kenya and got dinner. His car was also very comfortable. Completely worth it if you have a layover at JKIA!
Written January 11, 2024
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Road41180579783
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Thank you Martin for an unforgettable first day in Nairobi! Your warmth, professionalism and reliability are unbeatable. We’re feeling the luckiest for having chosen you to visit all these places. Thank you!
Written December 31, 2023
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Linda C
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Martin and his colleague tailored our day to our exact specifications. Everything was on time and went smoothly. They knew their way around the Nairobi National Park, finding the wildlife, including the lions, in no time. The Karen Blixen House was fascinating, though the lunch took longer than we anticipated.

When we asked to change the itinerary in the middle (skip the coffee farm, drive around the neighborhoods of Nairobi instead), this was no problem. They provided historic, cultural, and political information so we could understand the city better. I would definitely recommend using their service for visitors to Nairobi!
Written August 17, 2023
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Tara K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Martin made our trip in Nairobi and Masai Mara an unforgettable experience in the most beautiful way as it can be!
We were two girls on a trip and at all times we felt extremely safe with Martin.
He is an reliable guide, always on time (although we always weren't - sorry Martin <3), safe driver, really kind and friendly, easy to talk to, always willing to explaining everything we wanted to know and more.
He is an true animal expert and we were very lucky to see animals in such nearby. We saw probably every animal you can find except rhinos.
Everything he tells you about the animals sounds like a poem.
Things we saw photos can't show, so my honest suggestion is to book your flight and contact Martin to have an adventure of a lifetime.
We will be back one day to experience this all over again.

Written June 15, 2023
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Kevan H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Martin is an oustanding, responsible, friendly, knowledgable driver. I had an important business contact in town who on short notice asked to go for a game drive with two team members, and I knew just who to call. Martin picked us up at their hotel at 0700 and took us for a a full morning tour at Nairobi National Park, seeing just about all there is to see (black and white rhino, hippo, lion, giraffe, crocs, birds, baboons, jackal, and all the browsers), providing lots of good info on the park and inhabitants. Martin's safari car is comfortable and clean, and his driving is impeccable. He provides important facts but doesn't overwhelm with conversation. Great guide. Always best to get to the park early, even as early as 6, but we saw a lot and had a great visit, and my contacts had an excellent day out.
Written April 1, 2023
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Amra
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I have been to Kenya twice and on both occasions I have used Martin's services, as well as the services of his team members Joseph and Muli. As a solo traveller, it was important to me to find a guide who I can trust and rely on. I definitely found that in Martin and his team. They are kind, professional reliable and knowledgeable guides with true affinity and interest in wildlife as well as careful and capable drivers, who will make sure that your stay in Kenya or Nairobi safe, interesting and memorable. During my last visit that was 4 weeks long, Martin listened to my wishes and ideas and came up with a plan of activities that suited my interests. We went on an exciting 3-day safari to the Masai Mara, visited lake Naivasha on a boat, walked among zebras, giraffes and wilderbeasts on the Crescent Island, climbed Mount Longonot, observed the daily lives of wild animals at the Nairobi National Park, as well as visited coffee and tea farms and a glass factory.
On my visit to Kenya this time, Martin and I went on an unforgettable 4-day safari to the wonderful Mara Triangle creating special moments on my camera and in my mind.
I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and his team as your guides in Nairobi or other parts of Kenya. They will listen to your wishes and ideas and come up with the activities that suit your interests and personalities and make sure your stay in Kenya is safe, interesting and memorable.
Written February 21, 2023
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Mary D
Livingston, MT22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Martin has been my trusted guide and driver for 6 years. He is always on time: polite and treats others with respect. Martin has been able to show me animals in Nairobi Park with great finesse and not surrounded by crowds of tourists. He has recommended very good and reasonably priced hotels like the Longview Suites that is very close to the smaller park gate. He’s a very safe driver and knowledgeable person whom I trust implicitly. Thank you Martin Mania.
Written December 1, 2022
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shippo92
Selby, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had the most amazing honeymoon in July 2022, touring a number of Kenyan national parks and spending 6 days at the coast. Martin was amazing from initial contact right through to the touring itself, we had an unforgettable experience. We found Martin through his great reviews on Tripadvisor. Our whole 2 week holiday was organised perfectly and Martin really listened to what we wanted to do whilst we were in Kenya. We were lucky enough to spot the big 5 on safari and all of the accommodation we stayed at was beautiful. Martin & Dani were friendly and knowledgable guides and really made our honeymoon a once in a lifetime experience. Fully recommend Martin to anyone considering a Kenyan experience - thanks so much!
Written November 27, 2022
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